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Jumpstart 2021 - Eaglelympics

posted Jun 10, 2021, 9:22 AM by Perry Mason   [ updated Jun 11, 2021, 10:28 AM ]

Each Summer we welcome our incoming 7th graders with a JumpStart Activity.  It itruly is the best way to get to know the campus, the teachers, and other students.  
This year our theme is the Eaglelympics.  After a year like we have had, what better than the Olympics to inspire us all to be our best.    

MOUNTAIN SKY JUMPSTART 2021 - JULY 29 & 30 @ 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

-NO COST!

-Transportation available

*Tour the campus so you know your way around!

*Meet teachers, the Principal, and Assistant Principal!

*Learn how to succeed by being prepared!

*Learn about sports, clubs, & programs!

*Play fun games to learn about classmates and teachers!

*Learn about Mountain Sky rules and incentives!

*Ice-cold water and a snack are included!

Jumpstart is a great way to learn the Mountain Sky Eagle Way BEFORE school starts…see you and your friends July 29 & 30, 2021

Please wear school-appropriate clothes. This event is for incoming 7th graders only.

Please fill out the bottom portion as accurately and neatly as possible. We will be contacting families during the summer. Since summer communications are difficult, E-mail addresses will be the first line of communication and a mailing will go out as well.

Walk-ins are accepted, but it is good for us to know how many and who to expect, so please fill out the form.

Form to sign up:



Tentative bus schedule.  The bus numbers will change, but the stops and times will be within 5-10 minutes.  






2020-21 Promotion Video Links

posted May 21, 2021, 5:00 PM by Perry Mason   [ updated May 25, 2021, 7:45 AM ]

Thank you parents and students for a wonderful year.  Today's promotions were definitely one of a kind.  We appreciate all of the parents, staff, and students who worked in coordination to make the recognition a respectful and reverent event.  We apologize for any audio issues or unusual gaps, and we hope that it does not interfere with this memory.  

WESD Family Engagement Night for English Learners

posted May 4, 2021, 6:47 AM by Perry Mason


Mountain Sky Commemorative Brick Poject

posted Apr 26, 2021, 7:12 AM by Perry Mason

The Mountain Sky PTO is offering a chance for families to leave a lasting mark on the campus by adding their name to the commemorative brick wall.  The bricks will be located in the mini courtyard near the main office and library entrance. See Information below.  

Mountain Sky Bus Stops 2020-21

posted Oct 16, 2020, 5:17 PM by Perry Mason   [ updated Mar 20, 2021, 1:29 PM ]


Mountain Sky Shift back to In-Person Center (March 2021 Updated)

posted Aug 1, 2020, 6:35 PM by Perry Mason   [ updated Mar 29, 2021, 2:40 PM ]

Shift back to In-person Learning March 22, 2021

In response to the rapid decrease of cases of COVID within the surrounding communities, the Washington Elementary School District has decided that all WESD schools will return to in-person learning for all Hybrid students.  Also, all families who opted to stay online, will be able to do so the remainder of the school year.  We have greatly appreciated all of the students who have done their best to keep up an patiently await our return, and hope to create a create a safe experience.  Starting Monday, March 22, the week after Spring Break, Mountain Sky will continue forward into as two schools: 

1. Learning Models and Schedules

Mountain Sky In-Person Schedules – students who chose to attend classes in-person for 4nd Quarter.  Schedules will remain mostly the same except they will no longer be numbered period 71, 72,73, 74, 75 (for "A" day students) or 81, 82, 83, 83, 84, 85 (for "B" day students).  

They will be placed in periods 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35 for all days of the week.  (For example Hybrid periods 71 and 81 will be combined to create period 31.  That is first period.  Period 32 will be period 2 and so on.  

There are three lunches to keep the cohorts apart and help with social distancing.  There will be an advisory at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day.  The afternoon advisory is for students to dock their Chromebooks at the end of the day, allow for staggered dismissal procedures, and to provide a time for students to organize or get help before going home.  

Mountain Sky Online Learning Schedules  – students who have decided to stay online.  The current online schedule is  still in place with minimal changes.  There are 10 periods online all starting with the 20's and one 30.  They are periods 21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.  The ELA and Math are now blocked for longer periods.  The lunch time has been bumped up 30 minutes, to avoid splitting a block.  Office hours are still in place at the end of the day.   


2. School Schedule

School will begin at 8:55 a.m. and dismiss at 4:00 p.m.  

The schedule for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday is as follows:

The Wednesday Distance Learning Schedule

Class Period Times

Regular In-person Schedule


Regular Online Schedule


Wednesday In- Person Schedule



Wednesday Online Schedule

3.  COVID-19 Parental Acknowledgment – Disclosure

Before attending in person, parents must check ParentVue to read and acknowledge the in person procedures and policies.  If you have not acknowledged the 2020-21 Parent Student Handbook agreement, you must complete that first. 

4.  Technology

Students will need to bring their Chromebooks back to school, where they will stay.  They will pick up Chromebooks at the beginning of the day in their Advisory, and drop it off at the end of the day during a second advisory time.  We ask that families make sure to provide a secure way for students to transport those items around campus (for example a backpack).   

5. School hours

School will begin at 8:55 a.m. and dismiss at 4:00 p.m.   Gates and entrances will open after 8:30 a.m. Students will be screened at the perimeter (temperature check, questions regarding current health conditions – fever, cough, etc.).  Students, who have a 100.4 temperature or higher, or respond ‘yes’ to any of the screening questions, will be taken to a private room until a parent can come and pick up the student. 

6.  Transportation

For students riding the bus, WESD transportation services have sent letters to your address in our system.  They should arrive in the next day or two with bus stop times and locations.    

7. Water bottles

In order to mitigate exposure risks from touchpoints such as drinking fountain, students are asked to bring water bottles.   We have been directed to turn off certain drinking fountains. We want students to stay hydrated so we will not turn them all off. 

We very much look forward to seeing your student in person.  We wish we were able to do more in person prior to opening, but we will do our best to prepare you through information on this page of our website.  


Important information for In-person

While on campus all students will be required to wear proper fitting masksmaintain social distancing, and wash hands regularly.  We will be placing more information about our social distancing procedures on our website.

Mountain Sky return to In person Learning Video

Please watch this video for an explanation of the reopening procedures.  Included is information about

Safe practices ( the hybrid schedule, social distancing, face masks, cleaning procedures)

Arrival and dismissal

Restrooms

Lunch and Breakfast

and much more.  


1. In Person Schedules

Cohorting is on of our strongest mitigating strategies.  By placing students in teams or cohorts, we can minimize the effect of an outbreak.  All in-person students have been scheduled into a cohort as they were during the hybrid model in the Fall.  This will likely mean very few schedule changes.    

You can see your schedule online in ParentVue or StudentVue, but you will also be given a new copy in Advisory when you arrive.  

Here is the list of all advisory classes by student ID number.  Advisory Class and Teacher Link

Cohorts
All students will have a Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Elective.   Students will rotate among those classes in a five period day.  The classes were moved to be close in proximity, in order to limit movement about the building to areas and allow groups of student to reduce their exposure to other students. 

Light Blue classrooms are Team 8B                                                                                  

Yellow classrooms are Team 7B

Orange classrooms are Team 7A                                    

Green classrooms are Team 8A                                   

Purple classrooms are Team 7/8 C                              

2. Student Support

Each Model will have time built in to support students.  The online model will keep the half hour at the end of the day as Office Hours for the teachers.  In-person schedules will include an afternoon advisory, which will allow for students to meet with teachers if needed, organize themselves at the end of the day, and dock their Chromebooks. 

3. Important requirements for in person

While on campus all students will be required to wear proper fitting masksmaintain social distancing, and wash hands regularly.  We will be placing more information about our social distancing procedures on our website.

4.  COVID-19 Parental Acknowledgment – Disclosure

Before attending in person, parents must check ParentVue to read and acknowledge the in person procedures and policies.  If you have not acknowledged the 2020-21 Parent Student Handbook agreement, you must complete that first. 

5.  School hours

School will begin at 8:55 a.m. and dismiss at 4:00 p.m.   Gates and entrances will open after 8:30 a.m. Students will be screened at the perimeter (temperature check, questions regarding current health conditions – fever, cough, etc.).  Students, who have a 100.4 temperature or higher, or respond ‘yes’ to any of the screening questions, will be taken to a private room until a parent can come and pick up the student. 

6.  Transportation

For students riding the bus, WESD transportation services have sent letters to your address in our system.  They should arrive in the next day or two with bus stop times and locations. 

        Bus Stops and Times

6.  Arrival to school during the Hybrid Model

Please refer to the map below.  Students will be screened at five locations.  1. Bike Rack (yellow), 2. Bus Bay (red), 3. Front Gates (Green), 4. Greenway drop off (Green), and 5. Front office - for late arriving students only.   


7. Technology

In order to complete assignments during the independent workdays and the Wednesday virtual days, students will need to bring charged Chromebooks back and forth.  We ask that families make sure to provide a secure way for students to transport those items (for example a backpack).   

8. Water bottles

In order to mitigate exposure risks from touchpoints such as drinking fountain, students are asked to bring water bottles.   We have been directed to turn off drinking fountains.  We want students to stay hydrated. 

We very much look forward to seeing your student in person.  We wish we were able to do more in person prior to opening, but we will do our best to prepare you through information on this page of our website. 


9. Online

For students who will be continuing with the extended learning model.  Teachers will be contacting you soon.  

These are the times for classes.  Students will not have 10 classes.  They will only have their four core classes with many gaps between to complete assignments.  

Attendance

Mountain Sky will take period attendance.  An outdial will be sent to parents after 10:30 for students who are not in attendance similar to a normal school year.  Additionally, there will be a courtesy out dial sent at the end of the day to notify parents if a student had missed at least one period online during the day. 

If a student will not be attending class online, for whatever reason, parents still need to call the attendance line to report the absence.  (602) 896-6121.

ParentVue, the School Website, the WESD Website

We ask that parents continue to follow their student’s progress online through ParentVue.  Through ParentVue, parents can see teachers’ gradebooks, their student’s attendance, and any announcements made by teachers. 

The school website and WESD Website will be used to convey all major developments. 

If you have questions about how to connect to ParentVue please call the office (602) 896-6100.


There are a few important resources you should know as a parent.
1. The teacher directory from the Mountain Sky web page CLICK HERE
        There you can find teacher email addresses and Google site links.  Those will allow you to contact                    teachers.    

2. ParentVue or StudentVue  CLICK HERE.  Class schedules, grades, attendance, and messages are available             through these valuable resources.  

3.  Google Classrooms - Your student will be sent an invitation to join each teacher's Google classroom.                  There they will find links to the virtual classes, assignments, and materials.   

4.  The Washington Elementary School District  Website CLICK HERE.  This site has parent resources which explain how to connect, food services, and tech. support.  

5.  This page which will continue to provide updates regarding resources - see the attached documents.  

6. Attendance Line- 602 896-6121.  Attendance will be taken each period, so if you student will not be online, please call  them in absent. We will be reaching out to families and students to check on how they are doing.  So if they are not called out absent, we will be checking with you if we are not seeing your student in attendance.   

7. Our student support team - Please contact the following staff for social and emotional related concerns 
    Karen Mull - Counselor (karen.mull@wesdschools.org) - mental health concerns 
    Isaac Hurguy - Student Service Specialist (isaac.hurguy@wesdschools.org) - discipline, behavior concerns
    Erica Smith - Health Tech. (erica.smith@wesdschools.org) - physical/medical concerns
    Jodi Rudd - Achievement interventionist (jodi.rudd@wesdschools.org)  - motivation, educational concerns
    Dede Weaver - Special Services Specialist (dede.weaver@wesdschools.org - special education concerns
    For Social Service Concerns - MS WESD Social Services Form 20-21






 

School Begins August 10 with ONLINE Learning

posted Jul 14, 2020, 8:55 PM by Pam Horton

School will begin ONLINE Monday, August 10. To stay-up-to date about the WESD's reopening plan including weekly updates from Superintendent Dr. Paul Stanton, forthcoming information about Chromebook distribution, logistics related to student learning, student schedules, meals, etc., please go to the WESD’s Return to Learn Page. Frequently Asked Questions will be located here and updated as needed. If you’d like more information about the start of the school year, please email wesdcommserv@wesdschools.org or call 602-347-2600. Thank you.

Course Selection Update

posted Apr 30, 2020, 9:20 PM by John Mospan

Parents, thank you for entering all of your requests for next year's courses.  Information on reviewing these requests can be found here:

School Budget 101 in 5 Minutes!

posted Aug 10, 2016, 2:37 PM by Pam Horton   [ updated Aug 10, 2016, 2:38 PM by Perry Mason ]

WESD Budget 101


Like Us On Facebook

posted Jul 25, 2016, 11:55 AM by John Mospan   [ updated Jul 25, 2016, 11:56 AM by Perry Mason ]

We will be using Facebook this year to share celebrations and pictures from events.  Be sure to "like" us to receive these updates!  

Visit us at http://bit.ly/2aa2SYh and click “like” to receive updates from Mountain Sky.

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